Colet, Hippolyte

BORN 5 Dec 1808, Uzès, Gard - DIED 21 Apr 1851, Paris
BIRTH NAME Colet, Hippolyte Raymond
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 33)

Hippolyte Colet studied counterpoint under Anton Reicha at the Conservatory in Paris. He won the Prix de Rome in 1834 with the cantata "L'Entrée en Lodge". In the same year he married Louise Revoil at Mouriés. His wife would be the mistress of Flaubert and had a salon from 1832 to 1849. When in 1840 she gave birth to a daughter, Henriette, neither Colet nor her lover Victor Noir recognized her.

When he worked as a subsitute at the conservatory for Reicha, César Franck was one of his pupils. In 1840 he was appointed professor of harmony and Henryk Wieniawski was a pupil.

Related persons
• was teacher to Franck, César
• was pupil to Reicha, Anton


The grave of Hippolyte Colet at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


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Published: 16 Dec 2018
Last update: 17 Apr 2022